Vernon “Jeff” Smith, 64, of Connersville passed away Friday, February 19, 2021 at Reid Health in Richmond.

Jeff was born March 2, 1956 in Connersville, one of seven children of Vernon and Sallie Williams Smith and graduated from Connersville High School with the class of 1975.

He was a veteran of the Indiana National Guard where he served for four years.

For several years, Jeff was employed for Batesville Casket Company and for fifteen years for KB Specialty Foods of Greensburg, retiring in August of 2019.

In his leisure, he enjoyed riding motorcycles with his friends, working on tractors, and working on the family farm. Most of all, however, he enjoyed sitting on his back deck and being outdoors.

Survivors include his son, Kodi Smith of Connersville; a grandson, Knox Smith of Connersville; his father, Vernon Smith of Connersville; three brothers, Steve Smith, Randy (Wilma) Smith, and Phil (Gwen) Smith, all of Connersville; three sisters, Hilda Grubbs of Laurel, Amanda (Tim) Revita of Monrovia, Indiana, and Rachel (John Lopez) Wilson of Sugarland, Texas; and a number of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Jeff is preceded in death by his mother, Sallie Smith.

Friends may call from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 25, 2021 at the funeral home with Reverend Dustin Gay officiating. Burial will be in Columbia Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Jeff to the American Cancer Society.

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